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Inspirational story of a boy who grows up with next to nothing in Africa and loses even that in a famine. Incredibly, secondary education is not accessible for this bright, curious boy and this is the cruelest blow of all. William triumphs over these obstacles by building a windmill largely from junkyard parts. I wish nothing but the best for William. The narration was unique but fit the story well. The toughest thing about listening to this book is coming back to reality and our materialistic, self centered lives.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Narrator Chike Johnson's warm and accurately-accented reading of William Kamkwamba's story makes me glad that I listened to it on audio rather than just reading it off a page. The beautiful East African accent is easy to understand and helps draw the listener into the story. Moreover, the endurance, resilience, and determination Kamkwamba demonstrates had me practically cheering through the second part of the book as he painstakingly gathers the materials for his windmill.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Really enjoyed this book. Its a true story and he even has a TED talk.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narration of Kamkwamba's triumph over obstacles. The determination and perseverance of William shows others of what can be accomplished when they put their mind to it.